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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills: Neiked featuring Dyo • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane • Michael Ball & Alfie Boe • The Rolling Stones • Robbie Williams • Classic Mix: George Michael ‘Careless Whisper’ (1984 Single Version).

    People Mar 2017
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    Paul White with mics.

    Keep It Simple

    Leader

    Our esteemed Editor-in-Chief sneaks off into his studio to battle against the encroaching wave of untidiness caused by plugging and unplugging all that review gear...

    People Feb 2017
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    The way composers are treated by some clients is just criminal...

    Music Business Feb 2017
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Label-based Studios

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The glory days of Abbey Road and EMI may be gone, but labels and studios are still working hand in hand.

    Music Business Feb 2017
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    Sounding Off: Invisible Production

    Dr Jason Woolley

    If good production and the means of good production often go unnoticed, then that creates a number of ‘invisibles’ that have contributed to the process and production of the music...

    People Feb 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    This month mixes from: Kent Jones • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd • Rag’n’Bone Man • Little Mix • Classic Mix: Toto ‘Africa’ (1982)

    People Feb 2017
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    Paul White with mics.

    Lite Fantastic

    Leader

    I’ve often run into musicians who seemingly have a terror of recording with computers — some of whom seem to have become convinced that a hardware option will make life easier for them...

    People Jan 2017
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Working ‘in the box’ is all very well, but what happens when the box breaks?

    Music Business Jan 2017
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Analogue Technology

    Music & Recording Industry News

    At both the production and consumption ends of music, analogue is making a comeback.

    Music Business Jan 2017
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    Sounding Off: Threat To Your Livelihood

    Robin Bigwood

    What’s the biggest threat to your studio livelihood?

    People Jan 2017
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Releases Analysed

    This month's releases: Bruno Mars • Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson • Cheat Codes & Kris Kross • Amsterdam • James Arthur • Classic Mix: Celine Dion ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (1997)

    People Jan 2017
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    Paul White

    Wherefore Art Thou?

    Leader

    I think most people would agree that music is a form of art. And in art it would seem that almost anything qualifies, so by...

    People Dec 2016
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record: Church & Studio

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The decline of churches echoes the fate of studios — but it could present some exciting new opportunities.

    Music Business Dec 2016
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    Sounding Off: The Right Attitude

    Mike Senior

    I’m regularly asked for career tips by student engineers, and I usually state my opinion that success in this industry is more about attitude than anything else...

    People Dec 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Twenty One Pilots • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey • Biffy Clyro • Classic Mix: The Righteous Brothers ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ (1965)

    People Dec 2016
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    Paul White

    Cost Vs Value

    Leader

    While home recording has become much less costly in recent years, there are still some expensive items on most people’s wish lists. So how do you work out what to splash out on when budget is an issue?

    People Nov 2016
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    Notes From The Deadline

    TV Music From The Inside

    Despite great progress elsewhere in the TV business, music for the media is still overwhelmingly dominated by men. Why?

    Music Business Nov 2016
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    Dan Daley

    Off The Record: Studio Attractions

    Music & Recording Industry News

    The rise of the studio as a tourist attraction might seem a little crass — but if it helps to pay the bills...

    Music Business Nov 2016
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    Sounding Off: Cinema's Lazy FX

    Michael Greenhalgh

    Private Wilhelm: screaming through cinema’s lazy history of sound effects.

    People Nov 2016
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    The Mix Review

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    Kungs Versus Cookin’ On 3 Burners • Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber • Blossoms • Beyoncé • Classic Mix: The Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’

    People Nov 2016
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    Paul White

    Mixer Messages

    Leader

    Those of us who grew up with tape machines and mixers can see how most DAWs follow an analogue mixer paradigm, but this might not be quite so obvious to a musician who’s taken the DAW route from the start...

    People Oct 2016

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